2 patient evaluations for Sumatriptan with a burden rating of Very hard to take

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 1985)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works to eliminate the pain in 30 minutes. It seems to help extend the time between migraines. I am a small person, with sensitives to some meds. With Imitrex, I have to buy the single dose vials which I inject myself and don't use the auto injector. A full dose makes my heart race badly, so I use 1/2 the regular dose. (For those who won't self-inject, your doc or walk-in clinic can do it.). I've it's critical to rest or sleep afterward for a while, or the migraine will return within 24 hours.
Side effects: sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 29, 2008 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (ventricular tachycardia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 22, 2008 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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